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Egyptian Brotherhood rejects army rule

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 01:34

June 22 - Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy calls on ruling military to release election results. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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They are back on the streets in Egypt. On Friday, Egypt's military rulers dismissed complaints from protesters that it is entrenching its rule. Instead, they announced they had no plans to cancel a decree extending its powers, or reverse its dissolution of the new, Islamist-led parliament. The rulers also blamed the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsy, for stirring up emotions that drew thousands to Cairo's Tahrir Square. On Friday, Morsy, shot back at the Generals. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, MOHAMED MORSY, SAYING: "There is no problem between us and the military forces. They are the children of Egypt. They make up this people. But when we stand like this, and we speak about decrees that they have made made, sometime they are right and other times they are wrong. They were wrong these days in what I mentioned, and therefore, we say we are not in agreement regarding this." While official election results were expected Thursday, now they are not expected before Sunday. Morsy has stopped short of repeating his claim that he had already won last weekend's election. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Egyptian Brotherhood rejects army rule

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 01:34